November 13 is World Kindness Day .
In 1998 a group of kindness-focused individuals in the World Kindness Movement started World Kindness Day to spread joy, compassion, and understanding throughout the world by encouraging people to be kind and perform considerate acts for one another.
It's an important reminder that we can all be nicer to each other. We should practice random acts of kindness, no matter how small. Doing so can create a ripple effect that spreads kindness throughout the world!
When we act with kindness, it's easier to understand and accept others for who they are.
World Kindness Day highlights the importance and need for empathy in today's society, which can lead to a more tolerant and accepting world. Couldn't this world use a little more compassion for those who are different?
In November we celebrate National Gratitude Month to encourage us to embrace the power of gratitude.
Gratitude is more than simply saying “thank you.” We can be grateful for so many things. Focus on the positive and let go of the negative things in our lives. Practicing daily gratefulness gives us a deeper connection to ourselves, and the world around us.
Expressing gratitude has been scientifically proven to increase happiness and overall well-being. Studies show that people who practice gratitude on a regular basis are more likely to be optimistic, happier, experience less depression, are more physically fit, and have more satisfying relationships with deeper connection and intimacy.
Acknowledging the good things in our lives not only helps us appreciate what we have but also encourages us to return the favor by helping others in need.
Keep a journal and list the things that you are grateful for every day. Start with just one and see how it grows. There is nothing too small to be thankful for. Start your list.
I have a tattoo on my forearm that says:
Be Fantastic and Grateful... Everyday
I live by these words.